Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Alternativa kommunikationshjälpmedel i förskolan
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of our examination paper is to examine, describe and analyze preschool teacher ́s knowledge about manual signing in a preschool setting. Furthermore, we want to examine if preschools teacher ́s use manual signing in Swedish preschool ́s in a pedagogically purpose. The questions that we want to answer with our work is if preschool teachers are aware about the sign language used in Swedish schools and if they use manual signs for pedagogically purposes or not. Our data was gathered from four different preschools in the Stockholm region, where both interviews and observations were conducted to study the aim of our paper. Seven different preschool teachers participated in the interviews and we observed the environment in the different preschools. Our theoretic basis for our paper is Säljö ́s perspective on Vygotsky's sociocultural theory. The part of the theory that are most relevant for our work and that we use in our analysis are communicative interaction, artefacts and mediation. We also base our work on earlier research done by Skans about the preschools didactic practices and by DiCarlo et al. about effect on manual signing on communicative verbalizations in inclusive classrooms. With the help of our analysis we can make different conclusions about preschool teachers work with manual signing. One such conclusion is that there is an awareness among preschool teachers about the manual signing. All of the teachers that participated in our interviews work in one way or another with manual signing in a pedagogically purpose. Beside the manual signing the preschool teachers also use different alternative communicative methods. There is a positive attitude among the preschool teachers to use alternative communicative methods with children in a pedagogical purpose. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. [3], 50
Keyword [en]
TAKK, alternative communication, sign language, manual signing, preschool
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34366OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-34366DiVA: diva2:1177260
Subject / course
Teaching
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2018-01-25 Created: 2018-01-24 Last updated: 2018-01-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2147 kB)9 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 2147 kBChecksum SHA-512
70335ef33005c2534ce2f8b429aeb5225db6fc64f1c77ce36846c0f9ca75011058622ef7090127e9e6f0471e1f9771910c9eff477b91dc6a0411a4962bcc772a
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Teacher Education
General Language Studies and Linguistics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 9 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 26 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf